The Old City of London Guided Walking Tour - Private Tour

Babylon Tours London

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Go back to the very beginning of London’s two millennia history in the City on this 2.5 hr private guided walking tour. Our local guide will take you on a trek through the site of a Roman settlement that became the epicenter of one of the world’s most bustling cities and financial centers.

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Stop At: City of London, City of London, London, England

After greeting your guide at Temple Station for 2pm,  you'll follow in the footsteps of the Romans, who built the nearly 2000 year old wall still visible today. Wander through this tangle of hidden sights to stumble upon the 12th-century Temple Church, home to the Knights Templar.

Fast-forward through history to discover the medieval Tower of London, home to the beefeaters. Learn about the great fire of 1666 that decimated the city at the Monument before marveling at the domed masterpiece, St. Paul’s Cathedral, rebuilt after the tragedy.

You’ll see picturesque views along the Thames, the river spanned by the iconic 19th-century Tower Bridge and more modern Millennium Bridge. Your energetic guide will bring London’s long history to life as you weave through the skyscrapers that hide some of its best kept stories.

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Stop At: Temple Church, The Temple King's Bench Walk, London EC4Y 7BB England

After meeting your guide at Temple tube station, you will visit Temple Church, the 12th century place of worship for the Knights Templar. As the Knights once had dominion over this part of London, the church was constructed as their English headquarters before the organization’s dissolution in the 14th century.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Tower of London, St Katharine's & Wapping, London EC3N 4AB England

Next you will see the Tower of London, a historic castle that has played a prominent role in English history since it was founded at the end of 1066 as part of the Norman Conquests of England. Despite the Tower’s reputation as a place of torture and death, within its walls also lies the history of a royal palace and a powerful fortress.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: The Monument to the Great Fire of London, Monument St., London EC3R 8AH England

During your tour you will also visit the Monument to the Great Fire of London, a monument built between 1671 and 1677 to commemorate the Great Fire of London and to celebrate the rebuilding of the City.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: St. Paul's Cathedral, St Paul's Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD England

You will also explore the renowned St Paul’s Cathedral, an Anglican cathedral sitting on Ludgate Hill, the highest point of the City of London. It is one of the most recognisable sights of London whose dome has dominated the skyline for over 300 years.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Thames River, London England

During your tour you will also stroll along the banks of the River Thames and will be able to enjoy the stunning views of the City of London.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Tower Bridge Road, London SE1 2UP England

Along the River Thames you will see Tower Bridge, one of London’s most famous bridges built between 1886 and 1894, and the more modern Millennium Bridge, a steel suspension bridge which links Bankside with the City of London.

Duration: 10 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • It is imperative that you provide us with guests MOBILE PHONE NUMBER (including country code)
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Notes: The tour route may be affected by national celebrations. When this occurs, we will provide guests with an alternative route still being able to see all the highlights on the tour. In these cases we are unable to provide refunds or discounts. No large bags or suitcases are allowed during this tour. We recommend comfortable shoes, a bottle of water, umbrella in case of rain and hat during summer. Due to increased security measures at many attractions some can’t be visited from the inside.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Because face masks are optional in London when outdoors & are still not obligatory under in the UK law. For private tours we have left this option up to the guests & guides at their own discretion. Guides will have face masks for themselves and guests available and we encourage them to be used.
  • Guided Walking Tour
  • Tour Guide Exclusively For You (Does NOT apply if you choose "SAVE! BOOK SEMI-PRIVATE" option)
  • Duration 2.5 Hours
  • Tour Will Run, Rain Or Shine

  • Tour price does NOT include hotel pickup or drop-off (we recommend UBER or Taxi)
  • Tour price does NOT include gratuities (optional)
  • Entry/Admission - Tower of London

2 hours 30 minutes

Return Details
The Tower Of London (Stop TA), London EC3N 1AP, UK

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